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. fox 5's jennifer davis has details. >> reporter: president obama introduces the nation to his long time friend, harvard professor elizabeth warren. he says she'll be a fierce advocate for all americans, especially the middle class as she sets up a new agency to look out for consumers in their dealings with financial institutions. >> the consumer financial protection bureau will be a watchdog for the american consumer. >> reporter: critics object to the fact that warren is being appointed as a presidential adviser which bypasses the senate confirmation process. others say like this administration, she's too tough on business. >> never before has federal policy been so hostile to small business. on the very businesses that we count on to help grow us out of recessions. >> reporter: the other big washington debate, what to do about tax cuts set to expire at the end of the year. >> i am urging the leaders of the other party to stop holding middle class tax cuts hostage and extend this relief to families immediately. >> reporter: but as newly released figures show consumer confidence un
in the commonwealth women are earning less, 81 cents for every dollar a guy gets. as fox 5's jennifer davis reports, the gender gap is the 14th highest in the country and higher than the national gap as well. >> reporter: women are celebrated at the dairy godmother in delray. they're working in all parts of the popular frozen custard shop which is owned by and named after a woman. >> i didn't think about it that way when i first started out, but i guess i am the dairy godmother. >> reporter: liz davis is proud to say there's no gender gap at her generation but is not shocked to hear there's a big if he one outside her store. >> i think it will -- big one outside her store. >> i think it will improve as time goes on. >> reporter: women in virginia earn an average of 81 cents for every dollar men earn and that difference is larger than in most other states. >> for the same job they ought to get the same pay. >> reporter: but they don't. the commonwealth institute said the hourly wage gap between the sexes in virginia in 2008 was $3.59. for the yearly peedian income that works out to a difference of -
. jennifer davis has more. >> reporter: a group of 30 religious leaders, including priests, rabbis and preachers are meeting in d.c. they want to make it clear that while there are deaf rens in their belief, they're coming together to deject and denounce hateful anti-muslim rhetoric. the group of leaders joined to where they crafted a joint statement calling for respect of what one of america's greatest items are, freedom of religious and they talking with the attorney general this afternoon. in light of a surge and attacks on muslims around the country, the controversy about the building of a mosque near ground zero and now the florida pastor's plans to burn the q'uran, they want to talk with the attorney general about spins the department of justice can take against anti-muslim hate and acts of violence. the faith group said as we approach the anniversary of 9/11, muslims and america are growing scared and religious leaders are growing concerned. >> america was not built on hatred but love. if we get away from that and try to give that message out to the world, it's the wrong me
, jennifer davis, fox 5 news. >> great idea. the group will make personalized pillows for children over the age of 6. to find the armed services ymca closest to you, to request a quilt or volunteer to make bun, go to www.myfoxdc.com and we will connect you. just click on web links. >>> thanks for joining us tonight at 5:00. the news edge at 6:00 starts right now. >>> first of all, they said it was a bogus ballot. you tell me what the real ballot is. will the real ballot stand up. >> reporter: major election controversy is brewing in maryland tonight. the source a controversial sample ballot that some say is fake. e
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